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11-30-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,727
Posted By jp911

1. Paved 2. Carbon road bike 3. All hills...

1. Paved
2. Carbon road bike
3. All hills (big ups, big downs, little flat)
4. 50/34, 11-28
5. I would keep the chainrings the same, but a closely spaced cassette with an extra bailout gear would...
11-13-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,127
Posted By jp911

I ride flats on my MTB and the lack of stiffness...

I ride flats on my MTB and the lack of stiffness in the sole (5.10 shoes) is noticeable and I definitely get more of a calf workout than I do with clipless on my gravel and road bikes. Personally, I...
11-11-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By jp911

I use the Gloworm X2 for riding in the dark on my...

I use the Gloworm X2 for riding in the dark on my mountain bike and gravel bike. Long battery life, great lighting, and easy to swap between bikes.
11-10-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By jp911

No experience with Tektro, but with Shimano you...

No experience with Tektro, but with Shimano you can correct an issue like this by adding fluid and pulling the lever several times after you've reinstalled the wheel, rotor, and pads. The width of...
10-06-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By jp911

Gel pads + Brooks Microfiber has worked well for...

Gel pads + Brooks Microfiber has worked well for me. The Brooks tape has been a good balance of padding and durability.
09-21-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,159
Posted By jp911

GTI for me. It's great to drive, priced right,...

GTI for me. It's great to drive, priced right, and has been reliable (I also do my own car maintenance).

Personally, I prefer roof racks. The GTI is low enough that a steep driveway (for example)...
09-15-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By jp911

Trouble with PB blaster is when there's simply no...

Trouble with PB blaster is when there's simply no space for it to even get into the affected area. Ideally you would be able to soak the entire seat tube in PB, but that's pretty difficult.

You...
09-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By jp911

It's true that with cars you size the master...

It's true that with cars you size the master cylinder to match the brake caliper piston diameters and it makes a big difference in effort required and ability to modulate. That said, it's also true...
09-11-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,256
Posted By jp911

I think we can all agree (as people who just like...

I think we can all agree (as people who just like riding around on bikes) that it's about the journey not the destination. Building a bike just adds to that. Won't save you money, but it will give...
09-08-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By jp911

Thanks for the referral, Jay4usc! WesleeC, I have...

Thanks for the referral, Jay4usc! WesleeC, I have a 55cm Wabi Classic in black, built (by me) from the frame up in 2014. If you're interested, send me a PM.
08-31-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By jp911

Aluminum threads scare me (just begging to be...

Aluminum threads scare me (just begging to be stripped or marred...especially fine pitch). I go on the low end of the torque range.
08-30-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By jp911

I've never been so lucky. Not that I've...

I've never been so lucky. Not that I've experienced a lot of chain drops, but when I do they seem to require more work than what you describe (maybe I'm just doing it wrong).
08-30-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By jp911

Caveat: maybe I've been doing it wrong. With...

Caveat: maybe I've been doing it wrong.

With road/gravel wheels I use a spacer with the Shimano 11-speed MTB cassettes (between freehub body and largest sprocket), but remove the spacer when...
08-27-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By jp911

Checking back in...I'm really enjoying the 1x...

Checking back in...I'm really enjoying the 1x setup and as someone noted: it's well-suited to an area with a lot of climbing. The only issue I've had so far is a chain drop on a really rutted, fast...
08-14-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By jp911

Hard to tell based solely on your written...

Hard to tell based solely on your written description, but there are limit screws on the FD that set the upper and lower limits of the movement. It sounds like your low limit screw is set to far "in"...
08-14-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By jp911

Freehub compatibility is hub-specific, so A is...

Freehub compatibility is hub-specific, so A is for sure, but C could help if the LBS can easily identify the hub so you can do some homework (or have the LBS do the work).
08-12-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,926
Posted By jp911

Take a look at the Maxxis Refuse. It's a file...

Take a look at the Maxxis Refuse. It's a file tread gravel/all-road tire. I'm about 200 miles into a set of 700 x 40, coming from Maxxis Ramblers (great tires too, but with tread), and I'm really...
08-12-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By jp911

As I understand, the chainline issue with the new...

As I understand, the chainline issue with the new GRX gear is with the front chainline and the fact that the front derailleur is set 3.4mm further outboard to work with the new GRX crankset-chainring...
08-11-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By jp911

I had this issue on a MTB and found that the...

I had this issue on a MTB and found that the B-screw was set too far in (jockey wheel too far from the cassette in the largest rear cog). Backing out the B-screw to the right spot, which took some...
08-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By jp911

I've read that the different chainline has...

I've read that the different chainline has created some compatibility issues with cranksets and derailleurs. Chainline can usually be adjusted using spacers to a certain extent. If the chainline is...
08-07-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By jp911

Thx for the suggestion. I have an 11-36 cassette...

Thx for the suggestion. I have an 11-36 cassette that I've used for gravel events in the Sierras with really big climbs, but this experiment was more about trying 1x vs (cost) efficiently adding a...
08-07-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By jp911

Checklist: -Inspect the system for leaks...

Checklist:
-Inspect the system for leaks (especially around the pistons)
-Check pads (and replace if worn)
-Bleed
-Top off fluid in the system
-Adjust reach
-Adjust free stroke
08-06-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By jp911

I can definitely see that being an issue. I...

I can definitely see that being an issue. I mostly ride alone, especially now in the world of social distancing.
08-06-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By jp911

I maxed out the B-screw and shifting into the 42...

I maxed out the B-screw and shifting into the 42 cog was really rough. The roadlink solved it for me. Maybe differences in the derailleur hanger between frames and manufacturers?
08-05-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,445
Posted By jp911

I got a great deal on a pair of Maxxis Re-fuse...

I got a great deal on a pair of Maxxis Re-fuse (700 x 40) and decided to put slick tire traction to the test. Coming from a few sets of Maxxis Ramblers in the same size it was definitely a big...
08-05-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By jp911

1x experiment: experiences so far

Thought I'd share my 2x to 1x experiences as "data" for others.

I built up my Niner RLT9 with Ultegra 2x (46/34, 11-32 cassette) and I've ridden like that for over 4 years. No real complaints,...
08-05-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By jp911

Not your exact situation, but I built up a bike...

Not your exact situation, but I built up a bike using new ultegra hydro brifters and XT post mount calipers with no issue. So, you can definitely use post mount calipers with levers that are now...
08-05-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By jp911

Interesting design. Here's an explanation of how...

Interesting design. Here's an explanation of how if works (and marketing's explanation of the benefits): https://www.srsuntour.com/technologies/q-loc/

And here's spare parts, including the endcap...
08-05-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By jp911

Since it's the front wheel you will need to look...

Since it's the front wheel you will need to look into the fork manufacturer and replacement parts offered. A quick Google search shows a Suntour fork. Wish I could help more than that...pics of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By jp911

I would send the wheels back and look for a...

I would send the wheels back and look for a different product. Two brands that I personally have good experiences with that have multiple pricepoints AND have different adapters available are Hunt...
06-16-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By jp911

IMO, it's all about tire clearance and how much...

IMO, it's all about tire clearance and how much you can stuff in the frame, fork, and brake setup. Old rigid mountain bikes with cantilever brakes are generally a better starting point than a road...
06-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By jp911

You need the SRAM XD-driver freehub. Some hub...

You need the SRAM XD-driver freehub. Some hub manufacturers offer both freehub types, but you will need to find a match to your specific model.
06-12-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By jp911

I found them on Amazon, but Jenson has them as...

I found them on Amazon, but Jenson has them as well.
06-12-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By jp911

Shimano MTB calipers (for example, XT) also work...

Shimano MTB calipers (for example, XT) also work fine with brifters and are still post mount. I have XT and RS785 and can't see much meaningful difference between the 2.
06-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By jp911

Plug for SwissStop RS pads. Having tried Shimano...

Plug for SwissStop RS pads. Having tried Shimano organic and metal, I much prefer the bite of these pads (gradual at first and then quite powerful) as well as how quiet they've been.

P.S. to the...
06-12-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By jp911

The bleeding tools are covered by the previous...

The bleeding tools are covered by the previous posts. When you set up the hoses you need: hose cutting pliers, a vice/channel lock pliers/vise grips, rubber mallet, and small wrenches/spanners sized...
06-08-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By jp911

Personally, I'm glad DOT fluid is not used in all...

Personally, I'm glad DOT fluid is not used in all disc brakes. Having spent a lot of time working on cars I can tell you that hydraulic brake fluid is nasty stuff to work with...eats paint, rough on...
06-08-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,634
Posted By jp911

As a pedestrian I want to know you're coming and...

As a pedestrian I want to know you're coming and plan to pass. Bell, whistle, passing on your left, bicycle...I don't really have a preference, except that you do it before you're right next to me....
06-06-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By jp911

With the BB that loose, the thread-together...

With the BB that loose, the thread-together products probably won't solve the problem completely. You could try reinstalling the BB with liquid teflon tape (a.k.a. Pipe Dope). I've heard it's one...
05-29-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By jp911

My personal opinion (and practice) is to use a...

My personal opinion (and practice) is to use a light coating of grease.
05-28-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,718
Posted By jp911

Maxxis Rambler tubeless 40mm has been a great...

Maxxis Rambler tubeless 40mm has been a great tire. Rolls reasonably well on pavement, great on gravel, great on trails with loose dirt, and very durable.
05-28-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,746
Posted By jp911

My personal experience is that my gravel bike is...

My personal experience is that my gravel bike is much harder to "save" than a mountain bike. Something surprises you on a trail and it's easy to wipe out. I tend to crash at least once in every event...
05-27-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,995
Posted By jp911

Another potential diagnosis: the axle end cap on...

Another potential diagnosis: the axle end cap on the brake side of the hub is either missing or the incorrect size. I saw this firsthand when a wheelset showed up for my MTB with the wrong end caps....
05-26-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,049
Posted By jp911

Congrats! That's a great achievement and just...

Congrats! That's a great achievement and just makes you want to do more and go further.

If you're not already using it, try chamois cream on your next long ride. Helps prevent chafing and just...
05-20-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By jp911

I've got a 6-month-old and I'm excited for the...

I've got a 6-month-old and I'm excited for the day when he can go in the trailer. Any reccos on trailers? I've read the reviews, but would be great to hear from some users here.

Another question:...
05-19-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,567
Posted By jp911

Tire choices are a bit limited, assuming you want...

Tire choices are a bit limited, assuming you want gravel-specific tires, for 26" wheels. I played around with converting my Cannondale SM1000 (circa 1991) and the wheels and tires where the biggest...
05-19-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By jp911

I've had these issues before (and right now with...

I've had these issues before (and right now with a rear wheel on my gravel bike) and it's usually been the result of the tire not completely seating on the rim. The fix that's worked for me has been...
05-11-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By jp911

One other issue to check for is loosening of the...

One other issue to check for is loosening of the sprockets that are fixed together on the cassette (easiest 3 gears). There are a fair number of complaints about this issue with DA cassettes. I...
05-07-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By jp911

Another vote for Lake. They have a few models...

Another vote for Lake. They have a few models under $200. I found that the normal width works for my feet (I need EE in running shoes), but they also offer most of their shoes in wide sizes.
04-17-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By jp911

I've been using the Hayes shim/spacer tool to...

I've been using the Hayes shim/spacer tool to center the brakes and it works flawlessly. Not cheap, but I ordered it out of frustration (about a year ago) after an epic battle with a noisy gravel...
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